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2015 OPTIMA: hospital transfers analysis [VIDEO]

Silvercrest's avoidable hospitalizations team meet each week to discuss residents who have made a recent trip to the hospital, and what changes in care might prevent it from happening next time. Read More »

A breath for life: The complete coverage of the 2015 OPTIMA Award winner

Coverage of Long-Term Living's 2015 OPTIMA Award winner—including the main article, companion articles, photos, video and a blog—gathered here in one place for your convenience. Read More »

2015 OPTIMA Award: A breath for life

This year's OPTIMA Award winner, Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Briarwood, N.Y., has slashed its hospitalizations despite having one of the highest acuity rates in its region. Long-Term Living's Pamela Tabar spent two days visiting the site and learning how the SNF is using collaborative care teams, customized electronic documentation and early-intervention tools to keep its unique resident population out of the hospital. Read More »

And the 2015 OPTIMA Award winner is…

So many excellent programs entered the competition for this year’s OPTIMA Award, but one program rose above the others. See who won! Read More »

2015 OPTIMA Award competition is open

Is your community's new program or initiative OPTIMA Award-worthy? Learn how you can submit your innovative, resident-centered programs for Long-Term Living's national honor. The submission deadline has been extended to May 22. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: The power of No

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care has slashed its use of antipsychotics to just 3 percent by retraining its staff and implementing a strict “just say no” policy. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time. Read More »

OPTIMA Awards Past Winners

We’ve collected the coverage of previous winners below. Projects have included dining programs, memory care initiatives, resident e... Read More »

2016 OPTIMA Award: An honored memory

What happens when dementia and post-traumatic stress intersect in the nursing home environment? The winner of the 2016 Long-Term Living OPTIMA Award has spent three years developing a program to train caregivers how to interact with veterans—and how to document their positive and negative behavioral interventions to increase everyone’s ability to provide better person-centered care.   Read More »

OPTIMA submission deadline extended

Are you busy finalizing your OPTIMA submisison? We'll give you a few extra days. The new deadline is May 22. Read More »

Seeking OPTIMA innovation

Each year, Long-Term Living’s OPTIMA Award seeks out the brightest and best projects and programs that enhance resident quality of life and embody the true spirit of person-centered care. Read More »

The OPTIMA Award

  **The 2017 OPTIMA Award competition is now open** Let the competition begin! To begin the 2017 OPTIMA Award application process, c... Read More »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice Read More »

Experts issue new Lewy body dementia guidelines

The Dementia with Lewy Bodies Consortium has updated its diagnostic and management recommendations after more than a decade. Read More »

Long-Term Living wins 3 ASHPE awards

Long-Term Living wins a trifecta of awards this year, including the Gold Award for Best Regular Department for its popular Legal Landscape department.   Read More »

‘Tis the (tech) season

What do seniors want for the holidays? Hint: It’s not slippers. We asked residents what types of technology they wish they had, and you may be surprised what's on their lists. Read More »

Kudos to caregivers

Monday, September 7, is the annual celebration of America’s working citizens. This country was built by hard-working individuals who put their backs into their jobs. Read More »

Reducing readmissions: The hospice factor

One nursing home reduced its avoidable hospital visits by educating its residents and families on the role of hospice care—including the importance of respecting a resident's wishes to die in peace rather than be subject to aggressive hospital intervention at the end of life. Read More »

IT: The bridge between care and outcomes

How detailed and integrated are your clinical records? Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Briarwood, N.Y., has spent the past few years creating an electronic health record (EHR) system that knows its residents almost as well as the staff does. Read More »

Long-Term Living wins two ASHPE Awards

The editors of Long-Term Living have been recognized for digital/print integration and blogging in the 2015 American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors awards competition. Read More »

‘Fix the SGR 2.0’ heading your way

Can Congress and President Obama agree on a way to move forward before the latest ‘doc fix’ expires on March 31? Read More »

Remember antiviral drugs for flu, CDC tells clinicians

One of four factors may be to blame for clinicians not prescribing antiviral medications to fight the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Their use, however, can prevent hospitalization and death. Read More »

Project aims to clarify home health role for future

The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation is launching research, a workshop and a symposium to explore the delivery of Medicare skilled home healthcare to a growing population of older adults. Read More »

One-on-one with…Lisa Newcomb

It's estimated that more than 2 million seniors in New York will need some kind of long-term care by 2015. Read about the assisted living initiatives under way in that state—and how communities elsewhere might benefit. Read More »


Vendome Group announces the acquisition of the assets of the Healthcare and Capital Markets Conference.    New York, NY, Januar... Read More »